Pimenta (genus)

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Pimenta
Pimenta dioica, flowers.jpg
Pimenta dioica flowers
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Myrteae
Genus: Pimenta
Lindl.[1]
Species

See text.

Synonyms

Amomis O.Berg
Cryptorhiza Urb.
Evanesca Raf.
Krokia Urb.
Mentodendron Lundell
Myrtekmania Urb.
Pimentus Raf.
Pseudocaryophyllus O.Berg[1]

Pimenta is a genus of flowering plants in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. Well-known species include allspice (P. dioica) and the West Indian bay tree (P. racemosa). The name is derived from the Spanish word pimienta, meaning "peppercorn." It refers to the berries of P. dioica.[2]

Selected species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Genus: Pimenta Lindl.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2009-01-27. Retrieved 2012-01-27. 
  2. ^ Weiss, E. A (2002). Spice Crops. CABI. p. 122. ISBN 978-0-85199-605-9. 
  3. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Pimenta". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2012-01-27. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Pimenta at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Pimenta at Wikispecies